Leica Confocal Scanning .INFO File Description

Surfer imports image data from Leica Confocal Scanning (LEICA) or LCS Microscope data sets. Each data set consists of one or more image slices.

There are several different data set formats generated by the various Leica Laser Confocal Scanning .LCS Microscopes. The format supported by the Surfer import filter is the microscope's NATIVE (or "raw") storage format. This format uses an .INFO file to describe a series of images slices stored in a raw pixel array format. The base name of the .INFO file is also used for each of the images, e.g., if "mydata.info" is the header, then the images might appear in "mydata.12" or "mydata.13." The numbering of the image files is specified in the range parameters in the .INFO file. The first image is not always image number zero.

The microscope's software also has the option of storing image slices as TIFF files, which are not supported by this particular filter; however, Golden Software does provide a TIFF import filter for reading those.

Loading .INFO Files

Leica Confocal Raw Slice .INFO files can be loaded to create a grid based map (i.e. Home | New Map | Contour) with the Open Grid dialog, or when using the functions in the Grid menu.

Import Options Dialog

No import options dialog is displayed.

Import Automation Options

No import options are available.

See Also

File Format Chart